Learning Lehman’s Lessons from the Panic of 2008

Five years after the start of the financial crisis, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who serves on the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, and a panel of experts visited GW Law last fall to discuss lessons learned. 

The event, titled “Five Years On, Learning Lehman’s Lessons From the Panic of 2008: Are We Better Prepared for the Next Financial Crisis?” explored a number of financial topics. Highlights included a roundup of knowledge acquired from Lehman Brothers’ collapse, a look at Wall Street’s unprecedented lobbying campaign against new regulations mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act to make financial markets stronger, and a discussion of further steps needed to protect Main Street and U.S. taxpayers from Wall Street’s risk taking and the potential threat of additional government bailouts.